Gardner Statement on Sen. Johnny Isakson’s Resignation

Washington, D.C. – United States Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statement today after Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) announced he would resign at the end of the year due to health complications.


“If you could describe what it means to be a statesman in two words, they would be Johnny Isakson. He has a knack for distilling the most complex problems into commonsense solutions and is able to clearly and articulately guide debate back to civility,” said Senator Gardner. “As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, he dedicated himself to improving the lives of our nation’s veterans, and I was honored to work with him in Colorado to finish the construction of the VA Hospital in Aurora. Our nation’s veterans, the state of Georgia, and the United States are better off because of his service. He is a dear friend who will be missed in the United States Senate.”




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy